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Certification Form & Information
Provided through the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas
The Roofing Contractors Association of Texas developed the Certification Program to increase consumer protection and secure the public confidence in the roofing industry by elevating the roofing contractor's knowledge, skills, and professionalism through voluntary self-regulation.
Who Is To Be Certified
Individuals are to be certified, not companies. Certification is available for both residential and commercial roofing contractors; a Contractor can choose to apply for certification in one or both categories. Certification is open to all roofing contractors in Texas who meet the qualifications, and is not limited to members of RCAT.
Qualifications For Each Person
- Must be a principal in a roofing company domiciled in the state of Texas for at least three continuous years immediately prior to date of application. The company must have a fixed address with a physical location; a branch office can meet the requirements of domicile provided all other requirements are met. A principal is defined as one who is actively engaged in the day to day management of the business, and also is in one of the following categories:
- Sole Proprietor—Owner
- Partnership—Managing partner, general partner, or partner with at least 25% ownership interest
- Corporate—Executive officer, or majority owner of voting stock
- Must submit three satisfactory credit references in Texas for firm, as listed on attached application.
- Must submit four satisfactory business references in Texas, one each from a customer, a manufacturer, a supplier, and an RCAT contractor member.
- Must submit satisfactory evidence of financial responsibility as required in the application, consisting of:
- For commercial contractor applicants: $500,000 combined single limit general liability and evidence that your firm can obtain a $100,000 surety bond, cash, property bond or irrevocable letter of credit-you may send a copy of a previous bond that meets the amount stated.
- For residential contractor applicants: $100,000 combined single limit general liability insurance or evidence that your firm can obtain a $10,000 surety bond, cash bond, property bond or irrevocable letter of credit-you you may send a copy of a previous bond that meets the amount stated.
- Worker's compensation, or other plan providing approximately equivalent benefits and in compliance with Texas laws governing such coverage, acceptable to the Certification Committee.
- Must pass basic business and safety knowledge exam plus residential and/or commercial roofing exam with a score of 70% or better on each exam.
Examinations will consist of a business and safety knowledge portion and a technical roofing portion. Upon receipt of a satisfactory application, applicant will be notified of manuals and resources to help prepare for the examination. The certification examinations will be given each year at the Annual Conference site and at other times and in other cities as scheduled by the RCAT Certification Committee. Exams become the property of RCAT and the results will remain confidential.
The certification period is for two years following date of certification. At this time, certification can be renewed by:
- Meeting the same application qualifications outlined here, except for the examination; and
- Providing evidence of having taken 10 Continuing Education Units (CEU hours) at approved workshops or seminars during the two year period (list of approved workshops will be provided-if you attend a workshop that is not on the approved list you will need to contact the RCAT office in advance to seek approval); and
- Paying the certification renewal fee $125 for an RCAT member or $275 for a non-member.
If a certified person leaves the employment of the company under which certification was obtained, and does not obtain other employment with an employer meeting requirements for a Certified Roofing Contractor, that person may apply for inactive status by notice to the Certification Committee within sixty days. To maintain inactive status, the person:
- Must provide evidence of remaining involved in the roofing industry; and
- Must renew certification, if renewal date occurs while inactive, by:
- providing evidence of the 10 Continuing Education Units, as noted above;
- paying the inactive status renewal fee of $62.50; and
- not needing to meet application qualifications related to firm of employment.
Inactive status will be granted for no longer than two years, at which time the person must qualify for active status again or have certification terminated.
Certification may be terminated for any person by the Certification Committee for any one of the following reasons:
- Failure to meet the requirements at the time of active renewal;
- Failure to meet the requirements of inactive status; or
- Disciplinary action by the Certification Committee.
After termination, a new application and examination, at the full fee, will be required for Certification, and all requirements in effect at the time of the new applications must be met.
|Both Exams on Same Day||$300||$600|
For member rate, RCAT dues must be current.
Fees include application, processing exam, recording, certificate, and one re-exam if not passing first time. The application and fee are valid for one (1) year from the date of submission.
An additional fee of $50 is charged for the preparation seminar which will be offered prior to each examination time.
A manual is available to help prepare and study for the business/safety section of the exam. The cost of the manual is $50.